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Employee Spotlight: Michael

August 8, 2022

Posted in: Community and Job Training & Education

"Working with donors and serving my community is very important to me." - Michael

During his time with Evergreen Goodwill, Michael has worked hard to foster an environment of support and inclusivity, as well as enhance understanding of our organizational mission. As a supervisor with our transportation department, he hopes to see his current team continue to grow and learn together.

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KING 5 Evening: You just bought something at Evergreen Goodwill. Now follow the money.

August 4, 2022

Posted in: Press Releases, Community, and Job Training & Education

KING 5 Evening delves deeper into Evergreen Goodwill of Northwest Washington's Job Training and Education Programs and overall mission. 

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Where are they now: Daniel's Story

August 1, 2022

Posted in: Job Training & Education

“What is it from life that you want?” – Daniel

With a strong sense of willpower and perseverance, Daniel, a former Goodwill student, has overcome several obstacles in his life to get to the point where he’s at. With the persistence of his instructor at our Skagit County Job Training and Education Center, Daniel has since received his GED and is on a new path in life that has provided new opportunities and a career in the automotive industry.

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Comcast Washington: Evergreen Goodwill Partners with Comcast to Open New High-Tech Community Learning Space

July 21, 2022

Posted in: Press Releases and Community

Representatives from Evergreen Goodwill, students, instructors, and leaders from Seattle and King County joined Comcast to celebrate the opening of an enhanced Lift Zone & Community Space at Evergreen Goodwill’s King County Job Training and Education Center in Seattle.

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FOX 13: Evergreen Goodwill opens new Lift Zone for educational and job training

July 21, 2022

Posted in: Press Releases and Community

FOX 13 Seattle visited Evergreen Goodwill's brand new Lift Zone lab, created in partnership with Comcast, located at our King County Job Training & Education Center. 

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EVERGREEN GOODWILL PARTNERS WITH COMCAST TO OPEN NEW HIGH-TECH COMMUNITY LEARNING SPACE

July 18, 2022

Posted in: Press Releases, Community, and Job Training & Education

This new “Lift Zone lab” will help families across King County receive online 
resources, skills and access to vital technology needed for education and employment.
 

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Employee Spotlight: Aida

July 1, 2022

Posted in: Community and Shop



“This isn’t my first job in the United States, but this is the first job that I really like." – Aida

This is a special milestone for Aida, who works in customer service at our Lynnwood nonprofit thrift store. She recently celebrated her 35th anniversary with Evergreen Goodwill! Building morale, creating a sense of camaraderie and setting the example for customer service excellence are Aida's specialties. She's taking a look back on her extensive career with the organization and what has motivated her to return year after year. 

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Cascadia Daily News: Bus brings English, computer literacy classes to rural communities

June 28, 2022

Posted in: Press Releases

Evergreen Goodwill's Digital Equity Bus has officially hit the road! This article gives you an inside look at one of our first classes offered in the Maple Falls area of Whatcom County. 

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Employee Spotlight: Shar

June 10, 2022

Posted in: Job Training & Education

“In Hawaii, we have a word that’s kuleana – both our right and our responsibility – and I see that at Goodwill." – Shar

Shar's Evergreen Goodwill journey has officially come full circle. It's been over a decade since Shar walked through the doors of her local Job Training and Education (JTE) Center, looking to brush up on some computer skills, and she's now an instructor, teaching computer classes at our Whatcom County center. Coming to Evergreen Goodwill with a wealth of experience, she's hoping to use her skills and knowledge to set students up for success both inside and outside the classroom. 

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The Dr. Pat Show: Job Seekers Lack Skills to Access Good Jobs-Preston & Aparis!

June 10, 2022

Posted in: Press Releases

Goodwill Industries International (GII) CEO Steve Preston and Evergreen Goodwill of Northwest Washington VP of Mission Eileen Aparis joined Dr. Pat Baccili to discuss GII's initiative known as Rising Together, as well as new workforce polling data from Goodwill and Perry Undem. 

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